FS#17461 - [mkinitcpio] firmware loading is not working correct

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 11 December 2009, 09:17 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 09 January 2010, 17:45 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Hi guys,
This kms firmware issue revealed a bug in initcpio and firmware handling.

Would you mind to test a fix for the firmware loading?
2 files attached:
This will load udevd before executing MODULES=
- Replace /lib/initcpio/init and /lib/initcpio/hooks/udev
- Remove the yourself created radeon hook from /etc/mkinitcpio.conf hooks
- Add radeon again to modules array in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
- Recreate a test initrd with mkinitcpio -g test.img
and launch this initrd from your bootloader.
- Don't forget to reinstall original initcpio files after that!
pacman -S initcpio

Thanks for your help.
   init (4 KiB)
   udev (0.1 KiB)
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Saturday, 09 January 2010, 17:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  mkinitcpio-0.5.27-1
Comment by Samed Beyribey (ras0ir) - Sunday, 13 December 2009, 09:02 GMT
Thanks, the fix worked for me.
Comment by Smith Dhumbumroong (zodmaner) - Sunday, 13 December 2009, 09:12 GMT
The fix works for me here too, thanks Tobias.
Comment by Tom Killian (tomk) - Thursday, 07 January 2010, 20:54 GMT
+1 from me too, as per  FS#17551 .